Statement of Faith | Tell a Friend about Us | Color Scheme:    
Monday, December 10, 2018

Join Now!  |  Login
  Our Sponsors

• Learn Greek, Aramaic, Biblical or Modern Hebrew online

• Join a different kind of "Christian Book Club!" Click to find out how!

• Try SwordSearcher Bible Software Today

• Hunting for choral music have you frustrated?

 
  Study Resources

• Interlinear Bible

• Parallel Bible

• Daily Reading Plan

• Devotionals

• Commentaries

• Concordances

• Dictionaries

• Encyclopedias

• Lexicons

• History

• Sermon Essentials

• Audio Resources

• Religious Artwork

 
  SL Forums

• Apologetic Forum

• Christian Living

• Ministry Forum

• Evangelism Forum

• Passage Forum

• Help Forum

 
  Other Resources

• Advertise with SL

• FREE Resources

• Information

• Set Preferences

• Font Resources

• Contacting SL

 

 

Home > Study Desk
Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Ezra 4:6 - 16
  in: using:  
 |   | Abbreviations List  | HELP 
 NAVBAR             of 10

The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of Ezra
   Chapter 4
4:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At the beginning of the reign of Xerxes, F8 they lodged an accusation against the people of Judah and Jerusalem.
 
4:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And in the days of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his associates wrote a letter to Artaxerxes. The letter was written in Aramaic script and in the Aramaic language. F9 F10
 
4:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Rehum the commanding officer and Shimshai the secretary wrote a letter against Jerusalem to Artaxerxes the king as follows:
 
4:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Rehum the commanding officer and Shimshai the secretary, together with the rest of their associates - the judges and officials over the men from Tripolis, Persia, F11 Erech and Babylon, the Elamites of Susa,
 
4:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and the other people whom the great and honorable Ashurbanipal F12 deported and settled in the city of Samaria and elsewhere in Trans-Euphrates.
 
4:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
(This is a copy of the letter they sent him.) To King Artaxerxes, From your servants, the men of Trans-Euphrates:
 
4:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king should know that the Jews who came up to us from you have gone to Jerusalem and are rebuilding that rebellious and wicked city. They are restoring the walls and repairing the foundations.
 
4:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Furthermore, the king should know that if this city is built and its walls are restored, no more taxes, tribute or duty will be paid, and the royal revenues will suffer.
 
4:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now since we are under obligation to the palace and it is not proper for us to see the king dishonored, we are sending this message to inform the king,
 
4:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
so that a search may be made in the archives of your predecessors. In these records you will find that this city is a rebellious city, troublesome to kings and provinces, a place of rebellion from ancient times. That is why this city was destroyed.
 
4:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
We inform the king that if this city is built and its walls are restored, you will be left with nothing in Trans-Euphrates.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F8 Hebrew Ahasuerus, a variant of Xerxes' Persian name
F9 Or written in Aramaic and translated
F10 The text of Ezra 4:8--6:18 is in Aramaic.
F11 Or officials, magistrates and governors over the men from
F12 Aramaic Osnappar, a variant of Ashurbanipal

 
 

Copyright Statement: The Holy Bible, New International Version®

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION® NIV®
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society®
Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

The text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio), up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without the express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for 25 percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.

Permission requests that exceed the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by, International Bible Society®, 1820 Jet Stream Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, USA.



  HOME    TOP

Dead links, typos, or HTML errors should be sent to corr@studylight.org
Suggestions about making this resource more useful should be sent to sugg@studylight.org
 

   Powered by LightSpeed Technology

Copyright © 2001-2018, StudyLight.org